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Longtime Univ. of New Hampshire Librarian Leaves 'Inspiring' $4M to the School

Millions he left behind will go to building a career center for students and alumni, and another million will go toward a video scoreboard for UNH's new football stadium

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    Librarian Robert Morin worked for nearly 50 years at the University of New Hampshire's Dimond Library.

    A quiet librarian toiled away for nearly 50 years at the University of New Hampshire's Dimond Library, and passed away last year. His parting gift: the fruits of his labor, totaling $4 million, the school says.

    Robert Morin, who graduated in the early 1960s, worked as a cataloger at the library and died last year, the school announced last week.

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    Millions he left behind will go to building a career center for students and alumni, and another million will go toward a video scoreboard for UNH's new football stadium — the school said he took to watching UNH games in the last year of his life. But $100,000 was earmarked for the library Morin worked at for so long, contributing to work-study student scholarships and more at the library.

    "Bob's demonstrated commitment to UNH through his philanthropy is tremendously inspiring," UNH President Mark Huddleston said in a release.

    Born in Nashua, he graduated in 1961 and worked at the library from 1965 to 2014, according to the New Hampshire Union-Leader, which noted that, according to his obituary, he wrote short descriptions of DVDs

    "He never went out," his financial adviser, Edward Mullen told the newspaper. He ate frozen dinners instead of going out for food, and gave his estate to the school because he had no relatives.

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    He was apparently a voracious reader. According to the school, he read every single book published between 1930 and 1940, in chronological order, minus children's books, textbooks, cookbooks and books about technology.